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Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy strives to make a difference in the lives of children through the gift of literacy. Since 2000, Ferst Foundation has mailed over FOUR MILLION BOOKS to Georgia children!
Ferst Foundation addresses the growing problem of children from low-income communities entering kindergarten without basic early literacy skills and school readiness. Quality, age-appropriate books are mailed monthly to the homes of children, birth to five, enrolled in our program – at no cost to the family – and parents receive supportive material that reinforces the importance of early learning and encourages them to read frequently with their children.
It seems so simple, but no other factor plays a more significant role in a child’s early educational success than books in the home and being read to from birth. Combine that with the fact that 61% of low income families do not have a single book in the home suitable for a child and the problem is obvious – and preventable!
Here's what our participants and partners are saying:
← newer 1-6 of 73 older →
A great investment - both educationally & financially!
Go First Go Besty!!!
We want great readers in Pickens County, GA
Such a terrific program!
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Help break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by helping children enter school prepared to learn.
$10 - Skip the latte and give a child the chance for academic success - (3 age-appropriate books)
$20 - Take a sandwich and give a child the gift of literacy - (6 age-appropriate books)
$40 - Skip the movie and give a child the foundation for learning success - (a book a month for a year)
$100 - Skip the car detail and give a child the prospect for a brighter future - (almost 3 years of books!)
$ Other :
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Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy
237 N Second Street Madison, Georgia 30650
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